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Dakota Johnson Opens Up About Being Stepmom to Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow's Teenagers: 'Love Those Kids'

Johnson has been in a relationship with Martin since 2017, who shares his son Moses and daughter Apple with ex Paltrow

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Dakota Johnson is a proud stepmom.

In a new interview with Bustle, the Madame Web actress, 34, opened up about being stepmom to partner Chris Martin's two kids — son Moses, 17, and daughter Apple, 19 — whom he shares with ex Gwyneth Paltrow, 51.

"I love those kids like my life depends on it," Johnson told the outlet. "With all my heart."

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Related: Gwyneth Paltrow Holds Hands with Ex Chris Martin's Girlfriend Dakota Johnson in Sweet Photo

Johnson and Paltrow have proved they're good pals in the past, with the Goop founder sharing a sweet photo of the two of them on her Instagram Story in November. In a Q&A, Paltrow allowed her followers to ask her a few questions.

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Dakota Johnson for 'Bustle'

Taking the opportunity, one person wrote, “Photo with Dakota." Paltrow then shared a snap of her and Johnson holding hands while standing outdoors. The duo were wrapped up warmly as Paltrow wore a beanie hat and hooded coat, while the actress sported a baseball hat and black jacket.

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Displaying bright smiles to the camera, the blue-jean-clad friends appeared to be in good spirits.

Paltrow's snap came after she revealed in October that she and Johnson were "very good friends.”

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Dakota Johnson for 'Bustle'

“We’re actually very good friends,” the Oscar winner said at the time as she took part in another Q&A on her Instagram Story. “I love her so much.”

“She’s an adorable, wonderful person,” Paltrow added of the How to Be Single actress.

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Dakota Johnson for 'Bustle'

In November, Paltrow opened up to PEOPLE about co-parenting with her ex-husband.

"He has this sweet child-like spirit, and I love that he will be like, 'Let's go jump in the ocean’ when it's 58 degrees, or, 'Let's go to this weird guitar store,’ ” she told PEOPLE. “He always wants to do these fun adventures with them and activities."

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Gwyneth Paltrow and her kids, Apple and Moses in 2022.

The Shakespeare in Love actress added that Martin "has a real sweetness" about him that extends naturally to his dynamic with their children.

"He brings that to the way that he parents them," Paltrow said. "He's sort of gone a lot, he's on the road a lot, but he brings — it's almost like he comes and sprinkles fairy dust."

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